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Tigers lose another close one

Last night the Tigers lost yet another one run in extra innings,this time to the Mets. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Mike Cameron came to bat. He hit the game winning single to give the Mets the 4-3 win.

Mike Cameron also beat them in the first game of this series when he hit the game winning homerun in the 11th inning.

Jason Johnson went 7 2/3 innings strong. Two of the runs he allowed were on errors.

These losses for the Tigers are getting ridiculous. They are now 3-12 on the season in one run games. Their pitching has been strong enough to give them the victory in these close games but their hitting hasn’t been up to par.

Tigers Split Double Header

Yesterday the Tigers played a double header against the Phillies. They lost game one 6-2 but in game two they pulled off a nice 5-4 victory in the 11th inning.

Brandon Inge hit the game tying homer in the 9th inning to tie the score at 4-4. Carlos Guillen then singled in Greg Norton to give the Tigers the go-ahead run in the 11th inning. In the bottom of the 11th the Tigers held them back to pick up he victory.

Knotts threw another good game. He went 5 innings strong and gave up only 2 runs.

Ugueth Urbina(2-2) pitched a scoreless 10th and 11th inning to pick up the win.

Tigers take series from the Braves

It looked like the Tigers were going to drop the first series in interleague play. They were down 4-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning against the Braves. They hadn’t gotten a hit and they didn’t have their manager(Trammel was tossed earlier in the game). In that 6th inning they scored 2 runs and in the 7th inning they scored 4 runs to seal the 7-4 victory over the Braves.

Maroth(5-3) gave up some runs early but settled down to pick up the victory. The win also ended his personal 4 game winless streak.

Urbina got another save and now has 9 on the season.

This was just the second time this season that the Tigers have trailed through 6 innings and still won the game.

This was a good series for the Tigers. They took 2/3 games from the Braves to start interleague play. Their next series is against the Marlins.

Tigers drop Interleague Opener

The Tigers lost another close game, this time against the Braves. The game was tied 3-3 in the 10th inning when Danny Patterson threw Rafael Furcal’s sac bunt attempt past first base and into right field for a two-base error, allowing Mark DeRosa to score to make it 4-3 Braves. The Tigers couldn’t score in the bottom of the 10th and they lost 4-3.

Jason Johnson(4-6) pitched good going 8 innings while giving up 3 runs. He also struckout 8.

The Tigers were down in this game 3-0 when they scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game.

Detroit is now 25-32 on the season.

Knotts lifts the Tigers over Minnesota

The Tigers finally won a road game Saturday after losing 5/7 away from home. They beat the Minnesota Twins 6-0.

Gary Knotts(3-1) threw another gem going 7.2 innings while giving up only 3 hits and 0 runs.

The Tigers got all the runs they needed when Pena hit a solo shot (9th of the season) in the second inning. Carlos Guillen then padded the lead when he also hit a solo homer in the third inning.

Monroe continued his hot streak with another 2 hits and 4 RBIs. He now has 24 RBIs on the season.

Pudge went 4-5 on the day with 2 runs scored.

This was the first game that the Tigers have been on FOX in several years. It was nice to see them get a victory on the road against a Central Division foe.

This was the Tigers’ third shutout in their last 15 games and their second in 4 games. Their pitching has been stronger of late and hopefully they can keep it up.

Maroth’s Gem Goes to Waste

In the bottom of the 9th inning the Tigers were tied with the Twins at 2-2. Torii Hunter came up to bat and hit a walkoff homerun off Jamie Walker(0-2) handing the 3-2 loss to the Tigers.

Even though the Tigers lost, Mike Maroth pitched great. He went 7 innings giving up only 2 runs, and striking out 5. Maroth is now winless in his last four starts,but 3 of those starts have been no-decisions.

Carlos Guillen hit his 7th home run of the season to give Detroit a 2-1 lead, but it highlighted a critical out on the previous at-bat. Alex Sanchez reached base on a bunt but was caught stealing just before Guillen went deep. If he hadn’t tried to steal, the Tigers would have probably taken the 3-1 lead rather than the 2-1 lead.

The Tigers are 2-6 when tied after 8 innings this season.

Pena knocked in the first Tigers’ run in the 4th innning when he hit a RBI single.

This was just the 4th win for the Twins in their last 12 games.

Too Little Too Late

The Tigers tried to make a comeback yesterday against the Royals. They were down 9-2 when they scored 4 runs in the 7th inning. After that the Royals didn’t allow the Tigers to score any more runs and they picked up the 9-6 victory.

Jeremy Bonderman(4-5) had a rough outing giving up 7 runs in just 3+ innings of work. At one point he allowed 7 straight Royals to reach base. In his last 2 games his ERA has went from a season-low 4.66 to 6.31 now.

Monroe had another good game with 2 RBIs and 2 hits.

Carlos Guillen also added 2 RBIs. His batting average is now .316.

The Tigers are now 24-29 on the season.

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Third shutout of the season

The Tigers picked up their third shutout of the season yesterday by beating the Royals 2-0.

Jason Johnson(4-6) threw a great game going 7 2/3 innings without giving up any runs. He also struckout 3 and walked none.

After Johnson went out the bullpen picked up where he left off. They didn’t give up any more runs to pick up the 2-0 victory.

Brandon Inge provided all the offense the Tigers needed when he hit a 2 run homer in the second inning. It was his 5th homer of the season.

Urbina threw a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 7th save of the season.

The Tigers have now won 2/3 games.

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